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RATINGS: 1698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Smuttynose IPA is a physical salute to the glory of the American hop grower. The citrusy hop flavor coming from a mixture of Simcoe and Santiams is pleasantly balanced by a smooth bitterness from the Amarillo hops. The beer itself is light bodied and crisp with a golden color that will throw a slight haze, as we bottle it unfiltered. At 65 IBUís, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way thatís not easy to find. We think theyíll be quite pleased.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2006
"Pours cloudy light brown color. Small head with lacing that lasted about half the beer. Has a hoppy citrus smell to it as well as taste. Am not a huge IPA fan but this one was okay."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2006 12 oz. bottle. Aroma of pine needles and a little grapefruit and grass. Pours a cloudy light copper with small diminishing head. Big hop taste with a bitter finish. Aftertaste of some sweet malts. My description doesnít really do this justice. The only thing Iím mad about it myself for only picking up a sixer in Wisconsin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bp (820) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle purchased from Fresh Direct (NYC). Very strong hop aroma upon opening. Dry, easy drinking IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with minor head. Huge pot aroma. great outdoors in a bottle. Tastes like hoppy summer lawn juice. awesome! Modest finish, leaves a hopsticker on the roof of the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2005
bottle...bottle conditioned I assume. Hazy golden pour with medium white head. Lots of floating yeast/debris. The aroma I got while pouring was that of dill pickle juice. Interesting, to say the least. Citrusy aroma, with some pine hops. Significant amount of citrus. Sweet and citrusy to start, bittering in the middle, with heavy resinous hop grapefruit bitterness to finish. Fairly complex, with a nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2005
On tap. Pretty standard IPA in most regards. Poured a rich orange/copper with the standard thin white head. Citrus and pine with a bit of a mild fruit undertone. Worth revisiting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pours with a thick, rocky, off-white head on a cloudy light-orange body. Grapefruit hops aroma. Malty body with a citric hoppy finish on a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Hazed golden color with a small but stable off white head. Huge fresh hops/grapefruit nose. Mild dough and biscuit background. Light sweet pale malt start that gets balanced quite well by a light citric and slightly floral hops. Seems slightly thinner in the end and finish with a mild pine wood component. (7+). A mild malt return late in the finish. Seems to have more pine the further one travels into this one. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (415) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2005
A very nice beer. Pours gold and cloudy, looks like a belgian style ale. Very hoppy nose, very hoppy flavor with a very sneaky sweetness that is quite enjoyable. Nice long finish, a high quality beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Floral aroma with a good amount of head. Cloudy gold in color. Typical IPA flavoring with a good amount of bitterness. Not an outstanding IPA but certainly better than the commercial levels of the style.

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